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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record revenues for the state. Six months...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-smaller-pfd-check-nudge-right
Opinion
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...in a statement.Requirements stemming from California's landmark global warming law passed in 2006 have led to higher energy bills for residents and businesses, said Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable and a member of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/california-ramps-efforts-cut-emission
Not For Web
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...continue."Plouffe said he hopes that the focus on the Arctic can be expanded to concern for people affected by high energy bills in rural Alaska, for instance, and the safety of regional travel.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State
A plea for help

...Cole said the increase would be a disaster for the Glory Hole soup kitchen and homeless shelter, which will face higher energy bills and likely fewer donations. "It just seems wrong to me that AEL&P should take food out of the mouths of homeless...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061610/loc_654594157.shtml
local
Democratic Legislation fallout

...forth are unattainable, and the inefficiencies and high costs of trying to reach them anyway will only result in higher energy bills for all. And government subsidies to support these new energy sources will mean tax dollars being wasted. There...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072610/opi_683634448.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorial: 2009 Legislative session: The good, bad and so-so

...bullet line that would follow the Parks Highway. Low-income Alaskans and rural residents will get more help with high energy bills, thanks to two newly passed measures. PRESCHOOLS - The Legislature agreed to start up a pilot program of public...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042309/opi_432111928.shtml
State prepares to distribute dividend checks

...was first called an "energy rebate," and was initially targeted by the Alaska Senate at helping Alaskans with high energy bills, often in rural areas. The House of Representatives made it a flat amount for everyone, and the name was changed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092409/loc_496920032.shtml
State budget ready for lawmakers' consideration

...the higher Medicaid costs, $13 million added to the Power Cost Equalization program to help rural areas pay their high energy bills and another $2 million to pay for an ocean ranger program to monitor cruise ships' waste disposal, a program voters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030207/sta_20070302036.shtml
News
Legislators question need for $1,200 checks

...the works, sharing the state's money with its residents would give them the opportunity to use it to pay their higher energy bills, or whatever else they wanted to spend it on. Anchorage and Mat-Su legislators have expressed concerns with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072808/sta_310532652.shtml
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